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Mar 16, 2011 5:00pm EDT
house telling us that the american government is satisfied with the information they're getting and on pennsylvania avenue, you have steven shoe not just an energy secretary, a noble prize- winning scientist saying the united states does not know what is going on. clearly, the white house is sending a signal to americans in japan to pay attention to the nuclear regulatory commission from the united states and the state department for information coming directly from the american government. >> thank you for the update today, tom fitzgerald. >>> a revealing look at the challenges facing the fairfax search-and-rescue team as they search for victims in japan. they're going building to building and you can see it's grueling work since there are piles of wood and debris, as far as the eye can see. the department of defense released this video shot yesterday. the team is one of the most experienced in the world and responded to new orleans after hurricane katrina and to last year's earthquake in haiti. you can see more pictures of the rescue work on www.myfoxdc.com. just look under web li
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Mar 10, 2011 5:00pm EST
, we want to know about it. send us a picture or e-mail at fox5metro@gmail.com. >>> money slipped in envelopes, pay-to-play for government jobs. the fbi is looking into accusations made my bye fired district employees suliman brown and d.c. mayor vince gray hired a prominent lawyer. karen gray houston has more. >> reporter: some people thought, laura, when a top government official hires a personal attorney is that the official is in deep trouble and which is the case during the monica lewinsky affair and when president bill clinton hired robert bennett and vincent gray is using the same lawyer to deal with accusations being made by brown. the mayor is taking a no- nonsense approach error error from the crisis. focused enough to hire a top gun, robert bennett, most recently worked for the district pro bono and investigating marion barry for steering aonact to a former gif i want to make sure that we have someone to defer the issues to and for me to talk to during the whole process as well. >> reporter: the matter took on added gravity since the fbi was involved. we met up with brown
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Mar 7, 2011 5:00pm EST
. >> reporter: using a google source, investigators were able to share information that helped create a short list of possible suspects. then a big push. a website and a week ago today billboards went live. >> ultimately, the billboard and media campaign led to a tip that cracked the case. as we have said before, the public is our greatest resource. >> reporter: investigators followed thomas at a connecticut courthouse. when he tossed out a cigarette butt, they retrieved it. >> i said did you hear they think they caught the east coast rapist? >> reporter: cracking the case lined up before the cameras. >> it's a great day. i'm still overwhelmed. >> it's one of those moments where it's nice to go back and say this person is someone you no longer have to worry about. >> reporter: thomas has worked as a truck driver. he grew up in virginia where some of the crimes happened. 12 cases linked by dna. at least five more with a similar mo. investigators still want to hear from anyone who may be a potential victim of thomas or just anybody who knows something about him. >> they are look looking for oth
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Mar 21, 2011 5:00pm EDT
death of 18- year-old gary gordon f. what students are telling us, he liked to may basketball. he played on junior varsity team. police are saying they are still looking for the suspect who provided the gun and who apparently tried to cover up for the 15-year-old. once classes let out at anacostia high school, students were still expressing shock that 18-year-old gary gordon was dead and that a 15-year-old student here was charged with the crime. >> it's crazy because everybody is telling me that he was a quiet kid and he didn't mess with nobody. >> reporter: testimony in juvenile court told an unbelievable story about what went down on sunday at the apartment on stanton road. police detectives said one witness who was inside the apartment that day said he heard the girl say she shot the boy accidentally. there were several people in the bedroom and that the 15- year-old girl picked up a gun, removed the magazine, pointed the gun at the victim and squeezed the trigger, not realizing the gun was loaded. >> i was scared out of my mind. i would be so scared. >> to be what? >> around with wi
FOX
Mar 23, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. the police didn't give us a hint that they were on to a suspect. we didn't know that until we were handed the statement a couple of minutes ago and we were told there would be some information and thought it would be the ballistics comparison that the two cases were connected and we had hints they were connected for a couple of days now, but nothing definitive until just now when we got the saint from chief tom manger. the cases are connected, suspects in custody and don't know why they were murdered at this point. the chief is promising more information at 6:30 tonight. >> and we're working this and trying to get more information. do you know is mr. gadera, the man who came to the country, if he ever attended the same muslim community center as the other financial victim? >> reporter: he did not -- community center as the other victim? >> reporter: he did not. he was a buddhist and didn't attend the community center. that is a part of this that doesn't make sense to us either. >> hopefully this will be made clear after 6 tonight. thank you, paul. >> all right. >> reporter: breakin
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Mar 31, 2011 5:00pm EDT
should not be used. the man plead guilty, based on the results from that machine and was ordered to serve six consecutive weekends in jail. on july 7th, 2010, d.c. police arrested a man in the district on suspicion of dwi. he was tested on an intoxy meeter with the serial number 010845. court records show he plead guilty on december 7th of the same year. according to the office of the chief manage examiner, that machine was not approved by use for a 3-month period and including the date of the man's arrest. and in others a -- another case, a 19-year-old girl was test on the same machine and with the same serial number showed the chief toxicologists said the results shouldn't be used for a 3-month period, including the date of the girl's arrest. >> i have a difficult time understanding this and the issues that have come up in terms of the failure to disclose, their failure to be above board on all of these issues, i have a difficult time understanding why they think that is okay. it's clearly not okay. >> reporter: defense attorney brian brown discovered not only those questionable c
FOX
Mar 4, 2011 5:00pm EST
picket line and came to work. pounding home their message. nurses who are used to spending many hours on their feet spent this day walking the picket line. the nurses say since staffing is putting patients at risk. >> what we are fighting for affects everyone. we have called this strike because we want to ensure that this hospital is safe for our patients. >> they want you to be quiet about nurse, patient ratio. they want you to be quiet about your ideas to improve patient health and safety. that i want you to be quiet. let me ask you a question. are we going to let them make us quiet? >> it is quiet, according to the hospital's chief medical officer. >> the operating room is open. we have about 14 women right now who are having babies up in our labor and delivery unit. so it's a wonderful day. it's been business as usual. >> marquisha howard said she saw some new faces today, but didn't notice a difference in care. back outside this stretch of irving street northwest has become part of a national battle over unions. >> we have nurses from california, maine, florida, texas, nevada, mi
FOX
Mar 14, 2011 5:00pm EDT
loved ones. >> the phones were us abouty all the time and there was no way connect. we trade e-mail. >> reporter: desperation and devastation made worse by constant after shocks, triggering new fears of a massive earthquake. and hundreds of thousands of people are in shelters, but the situation there, too, is grim and there are reports that the shelters are running out of food and water. meanwhile, the u.s. energy department said it's in constant talks with the japanese counterparts hoping to avert a meltdown. >> a dire situation, thank you. >>> a maryland man living in japan felt the earthquake and is experiencing the aftermath of the disaster firsthand. kevin hoover from washington county is teacher in japan and fox 5s allison seymour spoke with him today via skype. >> reporter: he's a washington county man teaching in japan and thanks for joining us via skype right now. where are you exactly and how are you three days after the major earthquake and sue name? >> sure. i'm in the kamagawa prefecture, outside of yokahama, 30 minutes by train. about an hour southwest of tokyo by trai
FOX
Mar 1, 2011 5:00pm EST
expenditures, and requested the very same documentation we used in our investigation. but brown writes the information has not been provided to me which he finds disrespectful. >> and we're going to be, put forth some of the same questions in the story and asked for answers and we will have the questions here. we'll be questioned about all the issues. >> reporter: chairman brown knows a think this or two about upsetting taxpayers after his own recent problems was driving high-priced city vehicles. >> there are going to be taxpayers saying why is kwame brown, after the trouble he's been through this week, going to be the guy in charge of looking at how the money is being spent? >> i mean, one, the trucks are back and have been returned. two, i said i would compensate for the time that i used the vehicles, meaning there is no taxpayers' dollars and no current money will be spent further and we're moving on. i think that is how you take responsibility. you own up and make sure it goes back, you know, you don't throw anyone under the bus and take full responsibility. >> and you expect that
FOX
Mar 28, 2011 5:00pm EDT
indicates that police may have found a shell casing. >> our employee has been working for us since 2008, and it's tragic that he was killed on delivery and we ask anyone with information come forward to the police and help us with it. >> reporter: jesse dan, regional manager for dominoes, said that the driver was following company policy when he left the central avenue store to make the delivery. >> the information is he had $13 on them and he was a diligent employee, as far as safety and security, and he was making his drops all throughout the day and had been working since noon. >> out of respect, dan said the store will remain closed until further notice. >> it's a sad day for dominoes. >> reporter: tommy davenport drives for dominoes in the district and came here to hope to comfort some of the other employees. >> drivers for dominoes team washington are not allowed to carry anymore than $20 in their pocket, enough to make change for $20 and that is what we carry. >> in the neighborhood where the driver was shot, some found the news hard to believe. >> and that is and people get
FOX
Mar 15, 2011 5:00pm EDT
. fortunately no one was hurt and the roads are reopened. >>> he used to be one of the most powerful politicians in prince georges county. jack johnson issues a plea in court in connection with the pay-for-play corruption scandal. >>> and mayor gray is trying to keep the school reform. surprising news of high-city paid workers. >>> and someone with a criminal background got the job with a d.c. government. how? we're back with some answers.  >> not guilty. that is the official plea today from former prince georges county executive jack johnson. he returned to court to appear before a judge and is facing bribery, conspiracy, and extortion charges. fox 5s beth parker was in the crime and joins us from the newsroom with -- is in the courtroom and joins us from the newsroom. >> reporter: the lawyer uttered the words not guilty inside. outside, johnson is ready to fight. the hear lasted less than 10 minutes -- the hearing lasted less than 10 minutes. soon jack johnson and his lawyer billy martin took their case to the camera. >> we're going to fight, you know, my reputation is at stake.
FOX
Mar 17, 2011 5:00pm EDT
advising its people too stay inside. >> they government toll us we are safe so told us we are safe so i am shocked. >> they are trying to set up flights to get people out. >> i am concerned about the the radiation. it keeps changing. >> reporter: what is not changing are the conditions. many like this man have spent a week looking for relatives and are about to give up. >> i think there is no hope because it has been seven days already. i can't find them. >> reporter: the president says he is authorizing the voluntary departure of u.s. personnel in japan, however the u.s. embassy and military operations there san sean are in place. >> do we know about the americans being evacuated? >> reporter: the state department is mounting charter flights, anyone in the area of tokyo, throughout japan, they are being urged tonight, and you heard the president say this from the rose garden today, to contact the u.s. embassy in japan, the u.s. embassy will get them in touch with these arrangements for these charter flights, the hope is that anyone who wants to get out of japan will be able to get in t
FOX
Mar 22, 2011 5:00pm EDT
family's life. >> all of the houses around us are destroyed. it's just because the second floor of our house didn't break apart that we survived. >> reporter: this is a welcome sight for hundreds of evacuees that have not washed since the destruction struck a week ago. >> this is the best bath i've had in my life. >> reporter: there was an unannounced visit to the japanese embassy and america is said to stand by the japanese people. >> the whole world is looking at the courage and the bravery and the resolve that is being demonstrated by ordinary people in the most extraordinary, most extraordinary of circumstances. >> reporter: the japanese government has raised the overall death toll to more than 9,000 people, with some 12,600 still missing. fox news. >>> children across the norther coast are getting help coping with the psychological trauma of this disaster. save the children is a charity group operating across japan. here the kids get a chance to play with toys and regain normalcy in their lives. the group believes the young survivors could face long-term trauma unless they receive
FOX
Mar 2, 2011 5:00pm EST
followed by mr. snider and we'll take questions after that and today the supreme court obviously gave us a decision, and we're not necessarily pleased with the outcome. this is a background, we started this five years ago to this day. matt died on march 3rd, 2006, and here we are almost five years later to the date and getting a decision from the supreme court. there is a list of names behind me on the courthouse and matthew's name is one of the names. and those are our american heros. they died for our country, for our right to be out here speaking and as you know and heard us say before, we don't believe they died for someone's right to harass someone at a funeral. nonetheless, the supreme court made it's edition and their decision is fine a. i'm very proud of mr. snider for taking on this case. it's been a long, long five years and he's been through a lot. and my heart goes out to him each and every day, each and every time i think about this. when i read that opinion today, just going over the facts of the case again today, it was breaking my heart just to read the opinion describing
FOX
Mar 29, 2011 5:00pm EDT
that ruling out any option sundays a wrong signal. >> the use of force should be ruled out. >> reporter: and there are questions about just who make up the libyan opposition and the spokesman said they're pro- democracy freedom fighters. >> libya and the libyan people have been suffering for 42 years and the sheer tire rany and oppression. >> some experts say the membership of the libyan rebels is still a big unknown. >> and that is making it difficult to identify a clear leadership to work with. >> reporter: and adding another complication to a complicated libyan prices. this morning, the u.s. ships and submarines unlaunched a barrage of 22 tomahawk missiles indirectly at libyan missile storage sites near tripoli. laura? >> thank you. >>> in syria, tens of thousands of protestors rallying in the streets of damascus in the middle of that country's worst unrest. the sir ran from the fired the cabinet. the human rights watch said more than 60 people were killed since security forces started cracking down on protestors last week. >>> >>> to the allegations blocking d.c. public
FOX
Mar 3, 2011 5:00pm EST
as written as the senate has passed it? she told us she made up her mind but didn't tell us which way. everything is up in the air. could be a key committee vote in a few hours >> what is your feeling on this? primarily constituent pressure or is there something else here? >> reporter: huge constituent pressure and she says some of her own religious beliefs. prince george's county is a predominantly african-american county, one of the few suburban counties in the united states. many of the ministers don't want gay marriage legalized in maryland. some of them say they might settle for civil union legislation but think the word "marriage" should apply only to the traditional heterosexual couples. only five states in the u.s. legalized gay marriage plus dc, maryland would be the next state, the sixth. >> john henrehan, thank you. >>> meantime dc is celebrating one year of marriage quality. today marks the first anniversary of gay and lesbian couples being able to legally marry in the district. this morning the mayor gray and other community leaders acknowledged the occasion at the co
FOX
Mar 18, 2011 5:00pm EDT
happened. people outside the apple store are pretty excited. they have been asking us. we wish we had more details to tell them. they seem satisfied that, one week out, an arrest has been made. the fact that there was this $150,000 reward and the fact that there are two people involved and people talk. people knew and finally, just days later, we are on spied to reach out to call -- inspired to reach out to call police who made an arrest. we'll learn more. >> there has been a real sense of fear in that area. people sometimes staying away from the area because of this holdup, creeped out just being there. there must be a real sense of relief there. have you talked to some of the people who were frequenting that area? >> absolutely. that's a beautiful day. people have been out and about. you know, you can't miss it. the flowers, the paper on the windows, just knowing what happened here. it's very visible. you know, nobody is trying to hide it. so, yeah, i think people are going to be relieved to hear this. we just don't know the details of this. was this a random crime? did they per
FOX
Mar 30, 2011 5:00pm EDT
-- being the same person that i was i used to be a track runner. no more. but i'm not going to run away from this. >> reporter: as brady's wife described the life they led before the shooting, james brady wiped several tears from his eyes. >> it's been a long, hard battle, hardest on this one right here, but he has done see beautifully, and we have learned to adjust to our lives. >> reporter: they went to capitol hill today to hopefully rally for a bill again to outlaw extended ammunition clips like the kind accused of the -- the man used to try to kill gabrielle giffords. they were joined by new jersey senator frank law 10burg and caroline mccarthy as they urged americans to get behind the bill. jim brady slashed his -- showed his trademark sense of humor when the wife handed him the microphone and said he knows what to say. >> i am glad for your confidence because i know i do not. i know i would not be sitting here in this damn wheelchair if we had common-sense legislation which we had at that time, but i did -- you can get around these things. >> reporter: 30 years later, he remains
FOX
Mar 8, 2011 5:00pm EST
police to have to sit here and ask these questions because you haven't given us responses. that is what is the most painful part of this. it's our job to ask the question and get the information and for someone to accept some sort of responsibility. >> udcs board of trustees did promise to have that internal audit finished by the end of the month, and shawn, they did motion if they do find that there may have been inappropriate travel, they do expect to ask president sessums to pay back some of that meany if they find that that is necessary and that something went wrong. >> at this point, it's up to the board what happens to sessum, right? >> very much so. the board is ultimately responsible for hiring them and they're responsible for his fate. that being said, the chairman said something interesting today saying there are seven voluntary members of the board, she one of the members and for two years, udc has been waiting for the mayor to appoint eight vacant seats and said they're overwhelmed. >> i understand that something else came up. city council confirmed something, they were unha
FOX
Mar 9, 2011 5:00pm EST
joins us live from the wilson building. karen? >> reporter: there is a lot of cabin mouth intrigue involving suliman brown and said he has a story to tell and that he has the evidence to back yet up and this afternoon, we met with him outside of the chinatown office building where he said he had a meeting with the fbi and brown had told us previously that he had held on to envelopes slipped to him by vince gray's campaign chair lorraine green and howard brookes, envelopes he said contains large amount of cash and green denied that and we have not had phone calls returned from mr. brooks. he said they were sealed with fingerprint dna and he's been keeping them in plastic bags and no one would confirm that the fbi had offices there and those two gentlemen didn't speak to me or answer my questions. brown is talking to everybody and had a meeting on capitol hill yesterday and with some staff from the d.c. government oversight committee and brown is fuming. he was fired recently from his $110,000 accountant job in the d.c. department of healthcare finance and that is a job he said that
FOX
Mar 11, 2011 5:00pm EST
, roz? >> reporter: the pictures are surreal, hard for us to imagine. the area of devastation said to be nearly 200 miles long, 50 miles wide and the shaking may not be over yet. this is the scene inside the office building as the quake first struck before 3:00 p.m. along japan's northeastern coast. the massive quake, 8.9, set off a fury. fires. this one at a refinery outside of tokyo burned out of control, buildings collapsed trapping people beneath the rubble. chaos erupting in the streets as people ran for safety as dozens of after shocks, some greater than 6.0, followed the initial shake, one of the biggest quakes in modern history. >> it is gargantuan earthquake by modern standards. the rupture length was 180 miles. >> reporter: the powerful quake unleashed a powerful tsunami, a wall of water that swept up cars and homes as if they were toys. the floods pushed way over acres of land and authorities report they lost track of one train and a ship in that area and it may take awhile for emergency workers to reach the hardest-hit areas and assess the loss of life. japan's prime minis
FOX
Mar 21, 2011 5:47pm EDT
couple of showers out there. spring has sprung and it brought us showers and thunderstorms and i'm sure most of you that are listening to this broadcast were rocked out of bed this morning with those thunderstorms moving on across. and we do at least have the potential of some more. we'll start and show what you is going on with radar out here and into the west. we have it on a loop of one hour to show you, this is beginning to come out of west virginia and into western sections of virginia, right along i-81. front royal, in a little while, you'll probably get clipped with some showers and maybe even hear some thunder out there too. and then we've been watching this one shower kind of try to pop up. this is scooting right across southern sections of culpeper county right now. nothing in the district as of yet. but at least we're going to include the chance that later on, right on through the evening hours, probably 8:00, 9:00, we may see a few showers popping up. a couple of thunderstorms wouldn't surprise me either. we don't think any of this will become severe. check out the temperatu
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Mar 25, 2011 5:00pm EDT
march, but this year it's going to be unusual for us. >>> if the snow doesn't keep you from the chely blossoms, don't forget to take your camera. you shoot them, we'll do our best to air them. >>> developing news from prince georges county. council member leslie johnson has been formally charged with witness and evidence tampering. the federal prosecutors filed the charges today. johnson's husband, former prince georges county executive jack johnson is indicted on bribery and extortion charges and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. and sentencing in a crash today that tore a family a part and four children lost her mother. the judge hit the driver with a 20-year prison sentence. unusually long for a manslaughter case. john henrehan is in our newsroom now. did the judge explain why he came down hard? >> reporter: he explained at length and came down to prior conduct. the defendant was arrested again and again similar charges. this time, however, he killed someone. the crash happened on alabama avenue in southeast washington last april. a mother and her four children were ridi
FOX
Mar 24, 2011 5:00pm EDT
said he used some system, he didn't get clearance. >> two aircraft, an american airlines flight from miami and a united flight from chicago both landed without any guidance. >> that was a close call. >> the faa has now suspended the lone flight control supervisor on duty in the reagan control tower who is suspected of falling asleep. >> it's not right to have the capital airport and no one home. >> bill voss is the president of the flight safety foundation. he says fatigue among pilots and crew has long been a major safety concern. >> we have to deal with fatigue in a straightforward manner. we've really taken that on in the cockpit. it's time to deal with it in air-traffic control as well. >> faa administrator randy babbitt put out a statement saying, "i am determined to get to the bottom of the situation for the safety of the traveling public. as former airline pilot i am personally outraged this controller did not meet his responsibility to help land these two airplanes. but keith, who was one of the 165 people on board the two planes that landed without guidance says somebody at
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